Sometimes as parents of tiny people, we can feel the pressure (or maybe the desire) to put on an elaborate, Pinterest-perfect party with color coordinating tablescapes and mountains of matching snackies. If you love putting on big parties for your youngsters and entertaining large groups of people, have at it! But, if you would rather opt for an easier option, here are a few summer party ideas to make your toddler’s special day unforgettable.

Make sure to check out this article for tips on how to throw a great party.

10 Summer Party Ideas To Make Your Toddler’s Birthday Unforgettable

10 Summer Party Ideas To Make Your Toddler's Birthday Unforgettable

Back Yard Tea Party

Set up a table in a shady spot in your yard and invite a few of your child’s best friends over for an iced tea party with small sandwiches and cupcakes. You can get as involved as you would like with the theme and could include wand making, dress up or even crown decorating.

Popsicle and Pool Party

There’s nothing like the pool on a hot summer day! And those days make for some perfect summer party ideas. Invite your friends and family to a pool for fun and popsicles or another cool treat. This is easy, affordable and involves little planning; truly, a no hassle party to remember.

Putting on a Pinterest-perfect party can be fun, but if you would rather opt for an easier option, here are a few summer party ideas for your toddler.

Community Space

Try renting out a community space at your local YMCA or community center. By moving the party away from home, you won’t have to worry about any clean up or mess and it will be a fun summer party idea for your kids.

Splash Pad

Hop on Google and search for a local splash pad in your neighborhood. They are often located at neighborhood parks and are either free or have minimal cost. If you want to bring toys for the kids to play with, check out this article about the best outdoor toys

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Eco-Friendly Party

There’s nothing like a kids party to fill up bags and bags of trash!  Instead, this year, have some friends over for a snack buffet, flower planting using recycled cans and nature coloring sheets. Choose cloth napkins and glass plates and cups instead of paper and ask your guests to wrap their gifts in something that can be reused or recycled. What a great way to celebrate and show you care for the planet at the same time! This summer party idea is definitely one to be remembered. 

Bubble Party

When conjuring up fun summer party ideas, don’t forget this bubble party! What kiddo doesn’t love bubbles?! Fill up a drink server with bubble liquid and let the kids go wild. You could even try making your own wands or bubble blowing contests.

Host at a Local Brewery

Many local breweries have large outdoor spaces for mingling on hot summer days. Because those first couple birthdays often seem like they’re more for mom and dad than baby, try inviting a few of your friends for a beer tasting. Bring the birthday baby and some toys to play with their friends on the green grass while you get to relax and connect with yours.

10 Summer Party Ideas To Make Your Toddler's Birthday Unforgettable

Children’s Trampoline or Bounce House Venue

Do a quick search online and look for play places for children like bounce houses, tumble gyms and trampoline venues. Often these venues will have party packages and you have to do little more than bake a cake and foot the bill.

Craft/ Art Party

Visit your local craft shops like a Michaels or small town shop. Usually, they have spaces available to host parties that come with craft making and much more!

Castle Party

Collect some large boxes from an appliance store to create a free cardboard castle for your child and their friends to play in for hours! Add a batch of cupcakes and some juice boxes and you’re ready to roll!

Planning a party can be as simple or complex as you’d like. If you’re looking for summer party ideas packed with fun without all the work, give one of these ideas a shot and have a Happy Birthday summer babies!

Putting on a Pinterest-perfect party can be fun, but if you would rather opt for an easier option, here are a few summer party ideas for your toddler.

Alise Durkota
Alise Durkota
Alise is a mother of two who loves the slow, small town life. She is a teacher turned stay at home mom who loves cooking, her husband, going on long neighborhood walks, just about any baked good (with coffee) and playing with her children. She has a passion for all things childhood development, teaching, and learning.